The Borough President CEC appointees help this office to:
Use the unique position of BH (as a neutral center for conversations) to build bridges across the different sectors of the community to support education, help develop trust and a shared understanding around education issues, and forge coalitions to get the job done. A way the BP office can work directly with parents, community leaders, elected officials and others to focus on all these goals. Engaging the public is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing challenge that will strengthen public education over time.
CEC members testify at City Council hearings, lobby on State Lobby days, talk to the press.
Nine (9) parents of students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade who currently attend a school under the jurisdiction of the community school district in which the parents wish to serve on the CEC. Two (2) residents and/or local business owners appointed by the borough president; and One (1) non-voting high school senior who lives in the district and is an elected leader at his or her school.
There are four Citywide Education Councils. These are:
The last “selection” or “election” process to elect members was March 2013. The next election will begin with informational sessions in November 2014 and the actual election will be in May 2015. BP appointees are reviewed at that time as well. BP appointees serve two two year terms.
UFT’s Community Schools Initiative by Vice President of UFT
School Report Cards (Deputy Chancellor for Accountability)
Common Core (Deputy Chancellor for Instruction)
School Budgeting by IBO
Superintendent Evaluation by Director of Superintendents at DOE
School openings and closings by Director of Portfolio Planning
Test Scores and How to Talk to Your Child by Deputy Chancellor of Instruction
Brooklyn Borough Hall
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
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